Initial Claims Come In At 454K, On Expectations Of 460K, Drop From 475K, EUC Plunge By 368K As Benefits Expire
Initial claims dropped to 454k from 475k. Continuing claims drop by 224,000 to 4,413,000. This is as expected courtesy of the end (for now) in unemployment benefits for many cohorts of unemployed. Of course, with claims over 400k it means continued losses in the broader work force. Also, Not Seasonally Adjusted Claims Rise by 22,560. Most notably, this has impacted EUC claims which plunged by 368k to 4,147,551 for the week ended June 19. Look for EUC to drop by up to a million as the delayed EUC data thru the end of June trickles in.